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April 18, 2024

30-year-old charged with stealing N1.2m from dead man’s bank account

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The police on Thursday brought a 30-year-old man, John Timothy, before an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, for alleged  N1.2 million theft from a dead man’s bank account.

The defendant, whose address was not provided, is facing charges of conspiracy and stealing.

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Insp Olalekan Adegbite, told the court that the defendant  committed the offences between May 17, 2021 and July 21, 2021.

Adegbite alleged that the defendant stole N1.2 million from one late Mr Johnson David’s Access Bank account.

Adegbite told the court that a son of the deceased, Mr Daniel David,  discovered the theft.

He said  that the offences contravened Sections 516 and 390(9) of the Criminal Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The Magistrate, Mrs Oluwabusayo Osho, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Osho adjourned the case until May 7 for hearing.